Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance

Programme Director: Dr WU, Davy K C

In response to an increasingly complex regulatory environment and ever-rising expectations of investors and stakeholders, the Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance programme (the Programme) provides specialised training and imparts practical knowledge to prepare directors (in particulars, independent non-executive directors), company secretaries, and professionals in the related fields to strengthen sustainability and accountability of their organisations.  This professionally recognised master degree can help our graduates undertake senior roles in their organisations, from management to boardroom.

Students are required to take eight required courses and two electives in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, finance, legal studies, management, business ethics and compliance. Students can select one-and-half-year part-time or one-year full-time within a trimester system.  Part-time students will be required to attend two classes per week on weekday evenings or one may be on Saturday afternoon.  Full-time students will be required to attend three to four classes on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoon.  Part-time students can choose to take one elective course each in the first and second trimester in their second year studies including Project which will be offered to them in the second trimester of their second-year studies.  To cope with the one-year student period, full-time students will take one elective course each in the first and second trimester of their studies.  Full-time students choose to take the Project (subject to approval of the MScCGC Programme Director) can choose to take one elective course either in the first or the second trimester.  The Project will be offered to full-time students in the third trimester.

Graduates of the Programme are eligible to apply for full exemption from the examination requirements of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).  

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 24 units
II) Elective Courses 6 units
    30 units


I. Required Courses 24 units
  ACCT7770 Corporate Accounting 3 units
  ACCT7780 Corporate Law 3 units
  ACCT7790 Corporate Governance and Risk Management 3 units
  ACCT7800 Corporate Administration 3 units
  ACCT7810 Securities Regulation 3 units
  ACCT7820 Taxation 3 units
  FIN 7740 Corporate Finance and Risk Management 3 units
  MGNT7740 Strategic Management 3 units
II. Electives Courses 6 units
  ACCT7170 Project 3 units
  ACCT7760 International Taxation 3 units
  ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility 3 units
  ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes 3 units
  ACCT7930 Strategic Corporate Communications 3 units
  ACCT7950 Investment Governance 3 units
  COMM7060 Issues in Corporate Communication 3 units
  COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management 3 units
    30 units


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